Art II is an elective course designed to build upon the basic foundation and skills developed in ART I. Students will be encouraged to develop personal solutions in the selection of topic and media for the expression of ideas as they develop art products which communicate concepts/ ideas/ thoughts/ emotions. Students will experience more advanced applications of media through the studio areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture in a more student-directed environment. Students will be expected to develop a personal responsibility for art research including artist
Art I is an elective course that provides a general introduction to the visual arts, its language, tools, media and processes. It is designed to build the basic foundation and skills for creating, knowing about, discussing, and appreciating art. Students will be exposed to a variety of studio experiences in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture as well as artists of the past and present and the history of art. The focus at the beginning of the year is on developing strong drawing skills.
Students are challenged to analyze literature and generate class discussion from their understanding of literary concepts such as point of view, diction, style, theme and purpose. Writing skills are further developed, with the focus on making an argument, using textual support to validate an opinion and effectively incorporating quotes into an analysis.
American Literature is a year-long course that provides a survey of representative genres from the canon of American literature, from the colonial to modern periods. Composition focuses on critical analysis of literature covered in class as well as outside parallel readings. Preparation for the SAT is the focus of vocabulary study. A research/thesis paper is a requirement of the class.